How can I edit Leica S 4K MOV in FCP 7 smoothly without any problems? I’m a photographer, I also a Camera enthusiasts too. I heard the newest Leica S (Typ 007) has been released not long ago, recently I bought it, and I use the new Leica S (Typ 007) shoot some high quality image and HD videos on my best friend’s wedding, now I want to trim and crop these 4K MOV for sharing with my friends on Youtube and Facebook. However, as far as I know, FCP won’t import MOV, what should I do to import Leica S 4K MOV into FCP for editing directly? Please help me, thanks!
The Leica S (Typ 007) is a medium format DSLR offering high-resolution still and video recording capabilities. With the 37.5MP 30 x 45mm CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, this camera is notable in its ability to produce image quality with remarkable sharpness, clarity, and dynamic range. Beyond advanced still image recording, the Leica S is also capable of producing 4K video files, as well as full HD1080p video, with a variety of options for audio and video recording. The recoeded video file format is MOV (Motion JPEG). The camera fully meets the demand for high-end photography.
However, when you want to have a project with the 4K/1080P MOV recordings from Leica S camera in FCP X/7/6, some problems would occur: Long video rendering time, missing codec, looped audio… Because FCP 7/6 does not support 4K video editing, and although FCP X support 4K video editing, it takes a long time for video rendering. The workaround to import Leica S (Typ 007) 4K/1080P MOV into FCP X/7/6 for editing smoothly is to convert Leica S (Typ 007) MOV to FCP natively supported format. Apple ProRes is FCP X/7/6 best supported editable format, in this case, you need a third-software Leica S Camera Video Converter to help you transcode Leica S MOV video to ProRes. Below is the detailed guide on converting Leica S (Typ 007) MOV to FCP X/7/6 friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.
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Guide: How to convert Leica S (Typ 007) 4K/1080P MOV to ProRes for FCP X/7/6?
Step1. Launch the Leica S MOV to ProRes Converter; click “Add files” icon to load your source 4K/1080P videos from Leica S (Typ 007) for converting. It also supports batch conversion.
Step2. Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the target format for editing Leica 4K/1080P MOV footage in Final Cut Pro with natively supported video codec.
Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to make your Leica S 4K/1080P videos into different effect such as “Gray”, “Aged Film”, “Flip Color”, etc. you can choose the “Effect” option to adjust.
Step3. After all necessary settings are done, click the “convert” button; The Leica S (Typ 007) 4K/1080P to ProRes conversion has started.
After the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated footage for natively editing in FCP X/7/6 without hassle.
Tips: The MOV to FCP Video Converter not only can help you convert your Leica S (Typ 007) 4K/1080P MOV to ProRes, but also can convert MOV footage to other popular editing software supported formats for you. Please have a try and enjoy it.